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Apradh Kshama Mantra of Durga Saptashati


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1O Supreme Goddess! Thousands of offences happen due to me continuously. ‘This is my servant’ — having thought this, please forgive my mistakes. I don’t know Your invocation; I don’t know the concluding rites; I even don’t know how to pray. O Goddess! Please forgive me.[1—2]

Those prayers offered by me are without mantra, without kriyā, and without devotion. O Goddess! (Even then) May You get satisfied by my attempts to pray. Having done hundreds of offences, even then if someone takes Your name ‘Jagadambā’, his (or her) course of soul cannot be matched by Brahmā or demi-gods.[3—4]

I am full of offences and taking Your refuge, O Jagadambikā! Decide this trembling servant’s fate according to Your wishes. O Goddess! Forgive my deeds which were a result of lack of knowledge, lack of memory, or lack of wisdom. Please be happy on me, O Supreme Ruler!.[5—6]

O Universal Mother, Who fulfils our wishes, Who has an eternally-blissful appearance! Accept these offerings (during prayers) with happiness. O Goddess! Please be happy on me. You possess the most secret knowledge. Accept the mantra from me. O Goddess, Who rules over the demi-gods! May I become perfect by Your shower of mercy on me.[7—8]


1 This eulogy is a part of Durgāsaptaśatī. Usually, when the prayers are ordinarily done, we make mistakes in the prayer methods (incorrect pronunciation, for instance). This eulogy is recited in the end to ask for forgiveness and for any mistakes or incomplete offerings.


Book: Durgāsaptaśatī

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar


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